Fashion brands

Muslim-owned fashion brands that should be on your radar

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Revamp your wardrobe and support Muslim designers? It’s a win-win.

Raise your hand if you’re guilty of always shopping at the same three stores? I know we certainly are. Whether out of convenience, habit or simply laziness, it’s hard not to find the comfort of a brand whose pieces already line the walls of our dressing rooms. But as we dump our winter items and transition into warmer weather, this spring is the perfect time to make new fashion friends from all over the world. From modest casual basics to culture-focused clothing, these are the Muslim-owned brands we have on our radars.

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Love Closely is the brainchild of Taha Yousuf of Toronto. Yousuf was born and raised in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates to Pakistani parents. Using his culture as a guide for his designs, Yousuf has created streetwear collections inspired by his Muslim heritage that have now been worn by A-list celebrities, from Drake to Ali Gatie and Riz Ahmed to French Montana.

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Jasmine Fares, 26, launched her eponymous brand in 2021. By creating casual basics that can be used to build capsule wardrobes, Fares has filled a major gap in the modest clothing market. From innovative half-shirts to wear under cropped tops to gym wraps to help you feel more comfortable while working out, Fares’ apparel hits the fine line of fashion. be tasteful, unique and, above all, elegant.

Dar Collective

If you’re looking to rock a hometown sweatshirt (or really want to show off your love for a specific country), we’ve got the perfect brand for you. According to its slogan, Dar Collective is here to help you represent your roots. The brand’s hoodies, t-shirts and other apparel created by third-culture kids are the perfect way to express your identity while updating your wardrobe.

Nominal

Founded by Akram Abdallah and Lena Sarsour, Nominal has attracted a cult following for creating jewelry with meaning. In fact, if you’ve seen the Arabic name necklaces, chances are it’s a nominal coin. From chunky gold rings to country map pendants, there’s something for everyone here.

Five pillars

5ive Pillars’ selection of hoodies, tracksuits and accessories are sure to elevate your streetwear game. Founded by Farrukh Ershad, this company fuses Arabic art with casual wear to create IG-worthy fits. From aesthetic typography to symbolic jewelry, this Muslim-owned brand is one to watch.

Haf & Haf

Creating art inspired by her identity as a South Asian immigrant, Hafsa Khan’s work often showcases her rich culture and religion. From Arabic calligraphy to graphic sketches of South Asian women dressed in traditional clothing and jewelry, Haf & Haf know how to make a lasting impression. Khan’s designs can also be found on sweatshirts and provide the perfect relaxed casual look.